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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

107 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Isotretinoin (Roaccutane, Accutane)
(127)
Paleo Diet
(66)
No gluten
(83)
Roaccutane
(10)
Bactrim
(28)
No sugar
(100)
acutane
(8)
Ketogenic Diet
(4)
Avoid touching face
(377)
Ziana
(3)
No dairy
(144)
Sit out in the sun with the affected area exposed for at least 15 minutes in the day
(171)
Benzoyl Peroxide Cream %10
(47)
Birth control pill / Balance hormones
(187)
PhotoDynamic Therapy
(13)
Retin A
(184)
Washing face
(545)
Clindamyacin phosphate gel
(18)
Doryx (Doxycycline)
(98)
Ole Henriksen products
(9)
Amoxicillin
(17)
Diane 35
(27)
No fast food
(140)
Tetracycline
(214)
Washing pillowcases regularly
(199)
Benzoyl peroxide 2.5%
(384)
Sotret
(1)
Helminthic therapy
(1)
Benzaclin
(55)
Epiduo Gel
(12)
Zinc cream
(12)
Spironolactone
(10)
Pantothenic acid
(24)
Tazorac
(13)
Exuviance Vespera Serum
(2)
Azelaic acid
(2)
Duac Gel
(47)
White vinegar
(11)
Hydrocortisone cream
(11)
Blemish potion
(23)
Clindamycin1% dabber
(88)
Avoiding pork
(3)
AcZone
(3)
Dr. Hauschka Natural Skin Care
(18)
Placing clean towel on pillow each night
(42)
Metrogel
(10)
Azelex
(7)
Rosac
(7)
N-acetylcysteine
(4)
Using fresh aloe vera leaves on skin
(35)
Antibiotic cream
(85)
Mario Bedescu Drying Lotion
(20)
Mychelle clear skin serum
(11)
Retinol Oral Supplementation
(5)
"Cleanance K" by Avene
(22)
Acnetrex
(3)
Oil Cleansing Method
(38)
Sulfur Powder
(21)
Salicylic acid
(327)
Stievia-A Cream .025%
(11)
Vaccination with individually developed vaccine
(4)
Vicco Turmeric Skin Cream
(1)
Gamma Linolenic Acid
(1)
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins
(12)
Zinc soap
(2)
African Black Soap
(14)
Erythromycin topical solution
(49)
Urine therapy
(3)
Aloe Vera Soap
(17)
Differin Gel
(27)
Acne Free
(45)
No eggs
(23)
Vitamin D
(32)
Air Purifier
(19)
Aveda Enbrightenment Wash
(6)
Chemical-free, vegan cosmetics / personal care products
(80)
OBAGI
(17)
Burt's Bees blemish stick
(8)
Aromatherapy
(13)
Vegan diet
(69)
Vitamin D3
(98)
Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar
(38)
Cetaphil for sensitive skin
(146)
Zinc
(100)
Honey
(66)
Pregnancy
(11)
Bert's Bees Cleansing Milk
(11)
Kumkumadi Lepana
(1)
Veltin
(1)
Flax Oil
(42)
Tea tree oil
(219)
Sauna
(29)
Not washing face at all
(9)
Aging (improvement after around age 19)
(233)
Apple cider vinegar tonic
(66)
St. Ives Apricot Scrub
(154)
Proactiv
(200)
Rubbing Alcohol
(113)
Exercise
(185)
Using nothing but water on face
(130)
Toothpaste on acne
(141)
Alpha Hydroxy Acid
(24)
Hydrogen peroxide
(95)
Bar soap
(178)
Murad AcneComplex
(43)
Emu Oil
(8)
Clearasil Stayclear
(161)

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